"IBM will attempt to find a coherent strategy for its wide range
of platforms using AS/400 portable application solutions
environment (Pase) technology. Platforms include RS/6000, AS/400,
OS/390, Netfinity and Sequent's Numa-Q, which was acquired late
"Some analysts believe that integrating technologies between
the RS/6000 and the AS/400 could mark the beginning of the end for
IBM's Unix line...."
"More importantly, with Linux, why does IBM need other Unixes at
all? But gradual migration is the end-game. Any conversion would be
staggered and Pase is an interim solution," said Payne."
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